The Case For: While Kemp is getting most of the love, Ryan Braun is statistically having just as great of a season as the Dodgers slugger.
Braun leads Kemp in runs scored, doubles, triples and batting average, while Kemp leads Braun in home runs, RBI and stolen bases.
Braun is also far and away the NL leader in slugging percentage (.582) and OPS (.981), as well as having his Brewers in position for their first division title since 1982.
The Case Against: In the end, the NL MVP race should boil down to Braun and Kemp. They are both among the league leaders in every statistical category.
I firmly believe that Braun deserves the edge due to the fact the Brewers have found success on the field.
The only thing that will prevent Brauny from bringing home the hardware is, believe it or not, Prince Fielder. Whoever is going to vote for Kemp has most likely already made up their mind. But every vote that Prince receives is taking away a vote from Braun.
If that's what it all comes down to, then as shameful as it would be, Kemp may actually walk away with the NL MVP while "leading" his team to a sub-.500 record.
Prediction: 35 percent
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